Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
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Honored Military Alumni
Alan D. Bradley Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years Retired Master Sgt.
Alan Dane Bradley Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years four years active 27 reserve Msg Ret.
Andrew M. Estes Jr. Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years First Sergeant stationed at Fort Hauchuca in Sierra Vista, AZ
Anna O'Shea-Smith, CAPTAIN, USN/NNC Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years I spent 14 years active duty as a Navy Nurse-Spent some time in Okinawa, Japan at Camp Lester...taught Navy Corpsmen at Great Lakes.....and have served in the reserves at NOSC Nashville & Memphis, TN. Currently still in the Reserves-plan to retire in about a year and a half at the rank of a Navy CAPTAIN (O-6).
Ashley McClellan (Eppich) Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years Career Field (AFSC) - 3S0X1 Personnel Bases - Elmendorf AFB, AK and Goodfellow AFB, TX Deployments - Qatar (2004); Guam (2006); Iraq (2006) Highest Rank Held - SSgt (E-5)
Blake Cook Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 9 Years I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserve and now its been about three years since I went active duty.
Blake Doll Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years Spent 22 years as an Air Traffic Controler and also a Helicopter Pilot.
Brad Dutcher Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years I was an Aviation Ordnanceman., and a Navy instructor. Saw the world , sail the seas, and retired in Sep 2002 as an E-5 with 22 years and 4 months of dedicated service
Brad Dutcher Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years I served for 22 years and four months, and retired september of 2002
Brandon Sheldon Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years 11B infantryman, Bradley crew member, M203 gunner, rifleman, assistant machine gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader
Brandon Sheldon Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years 11B20 Infantryman. Squad Leader, Team Leader, grenadier, rifleman, Assistant machine gunner, driver, bradley crew member. 10th MTN DIV and 1 Armor Div
Brett Cain (Wood) Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 12 Years EOD
Bryan E Spears Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years Flight Engineer, retired, currently work for Boeing and teach for local university
Clayton Coleman Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years US Army, Infantry
Colt Reiswig Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years USN diver for 4 years. Accepted to Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1989. Winged as Naval Aviator in 1992. Retired in 2003 as a Lieutenant Commander. Fortunately for me I turned down three airline offers to accept an appointment flying for the Department of Homeland Security.
Dale Janssen Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane,Washinton 92nd Strategic Air Command Contract Maintenance Sgt.
Daniel Ybarra Class of 1987
Navy, 18 Years Joined the Navy right after graduation. Spent 10 great years living in San Diego. Got to see the world and loved it.
Darlene Tryon Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years MASTER SERGEANT DARLENE D. TRYON was the Superintendent of Personnel and Readiness for Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. She was directly responsible for all installation Personnel and Readiness requirements to include logistics, resourcing, budgeting, evaluations and statistical analyses. MSgt Tryon, a native of Mesa, Arizona is a graduate of Mesa High School. She entered active duty in November 1979. Prior to her current assignment, she has served as an C130 Aircraft Electrician; Chaplain Fund Bookkeeper; Chaplain Fund Custodian; NCOIC, Chapel Division; NCOIC, Financial Management; NCOIC, Chapel Three; NCOIC Chapel Resource Management; NCOIC Chapel Readiness; NCOIC Professional Program Support; NCOIC, Administration; Chief, Chapel Support; and Executive, Air Armament Center, Command Chief Master Sergeant. She has also served five combat tours as a security forces augmentee. Assignments: â€¢ May 80 â€“ Sep 85 Dyess AFB, Texas â€¢ Sep 85 â€“ Jul 88 Kadena AB, Japan â€¢ Aug 88 â€“ Dec 90 Keesler AFB, Mississippi â€¢ Jan 91 â€“ Jul 93 Ankara AB, Turkey â€¢ Aug 93 â€“ Nov 99 Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona â€¢ Nov 99 â€“ Dec 01 Eglin AFB, Florida â€¢ Dec 01 â€“ Present Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio Education: â€¢ 1983 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course â€“ Dyess AFB, Texas â€¢ 1986 Airman Leadership School â€“ Kadena AB, Japan â€¢ 1997 Noncommissioned Officers Academy â€“ Lackland AFB, Texas â€¢ 1997 Associate of Applied Science, Information Management â€“ Community College of the Air Force â€¢ 1998 Associate of Applied Science, General Education â€“ Pima Community College â€¢ 1999 Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology of Electrical Engineering â€“ Community College of the Air Force â€¢ 1999 Associate of Applied Science, Computer Systems Technology â€“ Pima Community College â€¢ 2001 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Correspondence Program â€“ Eglin AFB, Florida â€¢ 2001 Associate of Applied Science, Office Systems Technology â€“ Okaloosa-Walton Community College â€¢ Currently pursuing a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Pre-Law USAF Technical Training: â€¢ 1979 Basic Military Training â€“ Lackland AFB, Texas â€¢ 1980 Aircraft Electrical Systems Specialist â€“ Chanute AFB, Illinois â€¢ 1983 Chaplain Management Specialist Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi â€¢ 1985 Chaplain Management Craftsman Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi Major Awards: â€¢ Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf clusters â€¢ Air Force Commendation Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters â€¢ Joint Service Achievement Medal â€¢ Air Force Achievement Medal with two bronze oak leaf cluster â€¢ Joint Service Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster â€¢ Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three bronze oak leaf clusters â€¢ Air Force Organizational Excellence Award Other Awards: â€¢ 1983 Distinguished Graduate - Chaplain Management Specialist Course, Keesler AFB, Mississippi â€¢ 1986 Drill Sergeantâ€™s Award - Airman Leadership Schoolâ€“ Kadena AB, Japan â€¢ 1991 Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter â€“ Ankara AS, Turkey â€¢ 1992 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year â€“ Ankara AS, Turkey â€¢ 1994 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year â€“ Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona â€¢ 1995 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year â€“ Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona â€¢ 1997 Distinguished Graduate - Noncommissioned Officers Academyâ€“ Lackland AFB, Texas â€¢ 2002 Angel Award â€“ Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio â€¢ 2003 HQ AFMC Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter - Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio â€¢ 2004 Air Force Sergeant Association Lifetime Trustee â€“ Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
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